Silencio, Big Banana, Mexico
Silencio, a world famous waterfall on the Big Banana Section of the Alsaseca River, had never before been run until Esprit's Jim Coffey fired it up while filming Canoe Movie 2.
The run features a challenging entry and is followed by the 50ft drop, with undercut walls in the canyon below.
Rio Sarapiqui Costa Rica.
We start our Costa Rica trips on the La Virgen section of the Sarapiqui River. A fun class 2-3 run, the Sarapiqui is a great warm up for more challenging runs to come. The section of river is spectacularly beautiful as it connects private rainforest reserves to Braulio Carillo National Park.
Whitewater Paddling in Costa Rica/Mexico with Esprit... PURA VIDA!
Join us for an amazing adventure exploring the pristine jungle rivers of Costa Rica and Mexico! We offer an incredible array of whitewater paddling by canoe, kayak or raft on sections of river ranging from scenic Class 2 to challenging Class V!
Apart from the on river action our trips take the opportunity to experience both the country and its people. Side trips include wildlife spotting boat safari, an interpretive rainforest walk, Coffee, Chocolate and Pineapple production tours... we even visit a Serpentarium with world renown biologists. All trips include dinner as guests of friends in their home to give you a true "taste" of authentique Costa Rican/Mexican culture and cuisine.
If you are looking for an unforgettable paddling holiday in a truly natural and magnificent locale... join us this winter in Costa Rica or Mexico!
Packing for an adventure week can sometimes be a bit daunting. Making sure you have the essential gear to stay warm and comfortable and ensuring you haven’t brought too much gear to lug around is in fact a very fine balance. We have compiled a comprehensive list of what you need to make your trip comfortable.
What To Bring
We have a very modern fleet of "Top of the Line" canoes, kayaks and inflatables. Our canoe fleet features a variety of models from Esquif, Blackfly, and Big Dog. Our kayak fleet features a variety of Jackson, Liquid Logic and Wavesport boats. Click below for a complete list.
Our Fleet of Boats
We take professional quality photos that feature YOU and the amazing sights and vistas of your trip in Costa Rica! If you are interested in purchacing the trip photos they can be ordered in Costa Rica ($150) or purchased in advance for a $50 discount ($100). Click below for more details.
Photos of Your Trip!
Jim, Barbara, Taigan and Team Esprit